Church Music

The Choir
The Choir of All Saints' sings at the two principal Sunday services throughout the year. Comprised of volunteers and semi-professional Lay Clerks, the Choir performs a wide variety of liturgical music to a high standard for Sung Eucharist, Choral Evensong, and, once a month, Choral Matins. The Choir is happy to welcome volunteers, who ideally possess competent sight-singing ability, as rehearsals currently take place immediately prior to each service; for further information, or to set up an informal audition, please contact the Director of Music by email.

Director of Music
The present Director of Music is James Morley Potter. James is a singer, conductor, and writer based in Oxford. Having read Music at The Queen's College in Oxford, he subsequently sang as a lay clerk in the world-renowned choirs of Magdalen College and Christ Church Cathedral, where he performed at the daily service, on CDs and radio broadcasts, and on tours as far afield as China and the USA. Currently he combines work as a freelance singer, performing with a wide range of church and consort choirs in addition to solo work, with conducting. He directs the professional chamber choir 'Fratres', which recently performed the closing concert of the Oxford International Conference on Patristics. He also pursues musical writing and editing work, regularly contributing programme notes for ensembles including The Tallis Scholars and The Cardinall's Musick. 

Julian Littlewood is musician, musicologist and graphic designer. He is organist at All Saints' church and Wadham College, and works frequently with other choirs and musicians. He read music at St Peter's College, Oxford before taking a PhD in music analysis at King's College, London. His academic publications include “The Variations of Johannes Brahms” (author) and “All the Gods: Britten’s ‘Nightpiece’ in context” (editor). In recent years he’s moved more to graphic design, and works on book design for Oxford University Press.